Improving your academic performance
Do you need help getting improving your results? Read on for mySupport advice on how to help.
If you have had a tough semester, or you are not achieving the grades that you would like, it may be worthwhile re-evaluating your study load. 30 units is still considered full-time (if you are a domestic student or non student visa holder), and considering that you should ideally be dedicating 10 hours to each subject per week this may be a more manageable workload.
Please note that if you are an international student, you should be aware of your student visa complaince obligations prior to changing your enrolment. If you are considering changing your enrolment or require additional information please speak with ESOS.
If you failed or withdrew from one or all subjects last semester do not over-enrol. Taking 50+ units is not the answer, especially if you have not been performing to a high academic standard. You may end up in a worse academic position if you do not allow adequate time for each subject.
Before you enrol in your next semester / course:
- It is recommended that you speak with your Program Officer or Program Convenor before commencing the following semester. They should be able to refer you to relevant services and support, as well as helping you map out the remainder of your studies.
- If you are an international student, you must speak with ESOS before amending your enrolment.
- It is also worthwhile seeking out relevant academic support and advice, whether that be through PASS, Learning Development or making contact with your course coordinators.
- We recommend that you fill out a development plan before recommencing your studies. This should assist you in better understanding your current situation, and develop methods of overcoming any obstacles in your path. Along with filling out this development plan, we recommend that you make an appointment with a mySupport advisor to discuss this plan.